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C&EN reporters cover the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, March 27–31, 2011.

Here, you'll find highlights of ACS Attendees presenting the results of their latest research on topics ranging from stem cells to electron transfer to academic drug discovery and the environment.

May 2, 2011

Capturing CO2

ACS Meeting News: Custom chemistry is yielding a broad selection of novel sorbents for the greenhouse gas.

April 25, 2011

Challenges To Water Reuse

ACS Meeting News: Projects to recycle wastewater face not only scientific but also economic and social hurdles.

April 18, 2011

Unveiling Drug Candidates pp. 37-41(Member Content)

ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists reveal potential drugs for HIV, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Where Are They Now? Revisiting Disclosures From Years Past p. 38(Member Content)

An Alternative Methylation Route pp. 42-43 (Member Content)

ACS Meeting News: Details of bacterial enzymes' unusual methylation step may help fight antibiotic resistance.

April 11, 2011

Retooling A Bacterial Biofuel Factory pp. 36-37

ACS Meeting News: Gene swaps tweak kinetics and equilibrium to increase output.

Probing Nanotube Photochemical Properties p. 39

ACS Meeting News: Surprising results question key assumptions about effectiveness of nanotubes in solar cells.

April 1, 2011

Polymer Synthesis On Command

C&EN Latest News: Polymer Synthesis On Command

ACS Meeting News: Applied voltage modulates polymerization with precise control. » Full Story Here

Chemists Gather In The Golden State

C&EN Latest News: Chemists Gather In The Golden State

ACS Meeting News: Natural resources chemistry was Anaheim meeting theme. » Full Story Here

C&EN Science & Technology: Plastics Created From Yeast-Made Monomers

ACS Meeting News: With genetic engineering, chemists coax yeast into making ω-hydroxy fatty acids for producing degradable polymers. » Full Story Here

Collaborative Study Yields TB Drug Leads

C&EN Science & Technology: Collaborative Study Yields TB Drug Leads

ACS Meeting News: Scientists combine sets of information to identify small molecules that defeat the tuberculosis bacterium in lab studies. » Full Story Here

SERS Substrates Made With Pocket Change

C&EN Science & Technology: SERS Substrates Made With Pocket Change

ACS Meeting News: Metal substrates needed for Raman spectroscopy technique can be made with everyday objects--even coins. » Full Story Here

March 31, 2011

A New Twist on Aqua Regia

C&EN Latest News: A New Twist on Aqua Regia

ACS Meeting News: Powerful organic-based systems dissolve noble metals under mild conditions.» Full Story Here

Polymer Vision

C&EN Latest News: Polymer Vision

ACS Meeting News: Chemists aim to create waterproof coatings that protect retinal implants without causing scarring.» Full Story Here

Retooling A Bacterial Biofuel Factory

C&EN Latest News: Retooling A Bacterial Biofuel Factory

ACS Meeting News: Gene swaps tweak kinetics, equilibrium to increase output.» Full Story Here

Molecular Megaphone Made-To-Order

C&EN Latest News: Molecular Megaphone Made-To-Order

ACS Meeting News: Two-component strategy translates trace analytes into a colored readout. » Full Story Here

Fun With Food Analysis At #ACSAnaheim

CENtral Science - Newscripts: Fun With Food Analysis At #ACSAnaheim

If you've been in grad school or worked in a lab, you've been there: sitting around, waiting for your reaction or experiment to do its thing, bored, listless. » Full Story Here

March 30, 2011

Seeing IYC 2011 at #acsanaheim

CENtral Science - IYC 2011: Seeing IYC 2011 at #acsanaheim

Signs of the International Year of Chemistry were literally everywhere during this national meeting. » Full Story Here

CENtral Science - Newscripts: Military Undergrads at #ACSAnaheim

Wandering the halls of the undergraduate research poster session at the Anaheim Convention Center on Monday, Associate Editor Linda Wang and I noticed that there seemed to be more students from the U.S. armed forces than we had seen in the past. Intrigued by these neatly uniformed undergrads, we stopped by to talk to some of them and to find out about their research and future plans. » Full Story Here

video icon Steve Guidry, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

video icon Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado

video icon West Point cadet Michael Swayze

CENtral Science - The Safety Zone: Prudent Practices' is out, UCLA lab safety center established

I've got two safety-related stories out online today: 'Prudent Practices' Updated: The new edition of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory is out, at last! » Full Story Here

Prudent Practices Updated

C&EN Latest News: Prudent Practices Updated

ACS Meeting News: Manual for safe handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals receives a makeover.

Blocking Bitterness

C&EN Latest News: Blocking Bitterness

ACS Meeting News: Two compounds eliminate bitter aftertaste. » Full Story Here

CENtral Science - Just Another Electron Pusher: Profile: Alfredo M. Ayala Jr., Disney Imagineer

Alfredo M. Ayala Jr. majored in chemistry in college, but these days he dabbles in a very special kind of alchemy. He's been with Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development for over 15 years. » Full Story Here

C&EN Picks: Anaheim Edition (March 30th, 2011)

video icon C&EN Picks for Wednesday, March 30th: The Best of the Anaheim meeting.

March 29, 2011

Golden Carbonyls Proliferate

C&EN Latest News: Golden Carbonyls Proliferate

ACS Meeting News: Rare complexes could provide new leads for gold-mediated chemical processes. » Full Story Here

Hybrid Nanotubes Surprisingly Inactive

C&EN Latest News: Probing Nanotube Photochemical Properties

ACS Meeting News: Study calls into questions key assumptions about using nanotubes in solar cells. » Full Story Here

Single-Molecule Potentiometers

C&EN Latest News: Single-Molecule Potentiometers

ACS Meeting News: As electrode moves along molecular wire, conductance of single-molecule device changes. » Full Story Here

C&EN Picks: Anaheim Edition (March 29th, 2011)

video icon C&EN Picks for Tuesday, March 29th: The Best of the Anaheim meeting.

This And That from #acsanaheim

CENtral Science - The Editor's Blog: This And That from #acsanaheim

I arrived in Anaheim on Thursday, March 24. As usual everyone has been busy throughout the meeting. » Full Story Here

In the Footsteps of a Giant: Inspiration at #ACSAnaheim

CENtral Science - Newscripts: In the Footsteps of a Giant: Inspiration at #ACSAnaheim

It's 1:00 AM in Anaheim, and Gergeis Yosef, 26, is wrapping up an eight-hour shift as a waiter at the Hilton. » Full Story Here

Chemists Get Down At #ACSAnaheim

CENtral Science - Newscripts: Chemists Get Down At #ACSAnaheim

'Twas just before Sci-Mix, and all through Hall B, plenty of creatures were stirring, some of them dressed like a mouse called Minnie. Alright, alright ... I need to work on my poetry skills. But you get the idea. » Full Story Here

video icon Chemistry Dance at #ACSAnaheim.

CENtral Science - The Safety Zone: Chemical Safety on Monday at #ACSAnaheim

Another missive from the ACS National Meeting by WC Environmental's Russ Phifer, who spent part of today in the expo manning the booth of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety and Committee on Chemical Safety. » Full Story Here

March 28, 2011

Spreading Resistance During Wastewater Treatment

C&EN Latest News: Spreading Resistance During Wastewater Treatment

ACS Meeting News: Heavy metals promote the spread of antibiotic resistance in treatment plant microbes. » Full Story Here

CENtral Science - Newscripts: Hollywood Comes To ACS At #ACSAnaheim

Hollywood writers brought a touch of glamour to a standing-room-only symposium at the ACS national meeting yesterday. Writers for "Breaking Bad," "Eureka," "House M.D." » Full Story Here

C&EN Picks: Anaheim Edition (March 28th, 2011)

video icon C&EN Picks for Monday, March 28th: The Best of the Anaheim meeting.

CENtral Science - The Safety Zone: Chemical Safety on Sunday at #ACSAnaheim

Today was a long but satisfying day in Anaheim, highlighted by the Division of Chemical Health & Safety's executive committee meeting and technical programming. » Full Story Here

March 27, 2011

C&EN Picks: Anaheim Edition (March 27th, 2011)

video icon C&EN Picks for Sunday, March 27th: The Best of the Anaheim meeting.

CENtral Science - Newscripts: C&EN Highlights Sessions In Anaheim

Last week, I posted a sneak peek of a video that will be playing at the conference center in Anaheim at the ACS national meeting today. It contained clips of C&EN reporters recommending specific sessions at the meeting. » Full Story Here

CENtral Science - The Haystack: Drug Candidate Structures Revealed At #ACSAnaheim

There's one hour left before chemists will pack a ballroom in Anaheim to see potential new drugs' structures unveiled for the first time. Watch this space for updates. » Full Story Here

March 26, 2011

CENtral Science - The Safety Zone: Chemical Safety on Saturday at #ACSAnaheim

I'm not in Anaheim for the ACS National Meeting, but SZ guest poster Russ Phifer is! He arrived early, in fact, to teach a training session on "How To Be A More Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer." » Full Story Here

March 25, 2011

CENtral Science - The Haystack: First Time Drug Disclosures at #ACSAnaheim

Medicinal chemists, it's that time of year once again. Time for the ACS National Meeting, and the accompanying symposium where drug companies reveal the structures of drug candidates in clinical trials for the first time. » Full Story Here

March 23, 2011

CENtral Science - The Safety Zone: Safety at #ACSAnaheim

If you're gearing up for the ACS National Meeting starting in Anaheim on Sunday, let me make a suggestion: » Full Story Here

March 22, 2011

CENtral Science - Newscripts: Back By Popular Demand: C&EN Picks For Anaheim

Want to see what we at C&EN have selected as newsworthy sessions taking place at the upcoming spring national meeting in Anaheim? » Full Story Here

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